balfour lonBalfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has achieved a world first by being the first company to complete the ISO 20 400 assessment, the 2017 international standard for sustainable procurement. The new standard, which has been in development since 2013 involving a committee of over 40 nations, provides the fundamental guidance, drivers and principles to ensuring sustainable procurement for organisations. Successful completion of the assessment and implementation of the standard ensures that key issues are considered in developing a sustainable procurement policy and strategy; guidance in creating organisational conditions necessary to procure sustainably; guidance in setting priorities in sustainable procurement and suggestions on how to improve the procurement process as a whole. Read More